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Radio Free Albion

Tony Trigilio interviews poets about their recently released or forthcoming books. Always informal, each interview is a conversation—two poets talking about the work and play of the creative process, and showcasing some of the most innovative new work in contemporary poetry.

Jan 28, 2013

CM Burroughs is the author of the poetry collection The Vital System (Tupelo Press, 2012). She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned degrees from Sweet Briar College and the University of Pittsburgh. She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Idyllwild Arts, and Cave Canem Foundation. Both the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum have commissioned her to create poetry in response to art installations. She lives in Chicago, where she is the Elma Stuckey Emerging-Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago. She will join the Core Poetry Faculty at Columbia College in Fall 2013.